Gabrielle Bisset And Her Sons of Navarus Warriors!February 28, 2013
Thanks, Nat, for having me here today at Reading Romances to talk about my Sons of Navarus series and the newest book, Blood Prophecy, coming this spring!
In my day job, I teach history to college students. I’ve loved history ever since I was a small child. The stories about faraway lands and distant times enchanted me. Not surprisingly, when I got to college, I fell in love with history all over again.
My Sons of Navarus series isn’t historical fiction, per se, but it’s impossible to take the history out of this girl, so each book has some history in it. Sometimes it’s to show the background of the hero or heroine, and other times it’s to show the reader something about the non-romantic storyline of the vampire civil war.
Each Son is from a different time period and place, so their backgrounds affect the kind of warriors they are.
Vasilije from Blood Avenged was the son of a 16th century Romanian prince, while Saint from Blood Betrayed was an Irishman who was turned vampire on the battlefield of the Battle of the Somme in the First World War. Terek from Blood Spirit was a monk when he was turned by a Muslim trader just years before the outbreak of the Black Death in Spain in the 1300s and then fought in the Vampire-Human wars for centuries throughout Europe. Now, in the fourth book Blood Prophecy, readers will get to know Ramiel, a Visigoth barbarian by birth and Roman slave for the first years of his existence before being turned vampire as the Roman Empire fell into the Dark Ages.
But not to worry. If a reader isn’t a history lover like me, they can be assured the books aren’t mainly history. As a college prof, I’ve learned that not everybody loves the past. The history in the Sons of Navarus series is meant to give the reader a sense of who the characters are and what made them like they are, not a history lesson.
Thanks again to Nat for having me here today! For more information on the Sons of Navarus series, readers can visit my website at www.gabriellebisset.com for excerpts, buy links, character profiles, swag (romance trading cards), and free desktop wallpapers to bring those delicious Sons to your computer. And look for Blood Prophecy coming soon!
I am everything you fear. I am vampire.
As the two Sons chosen to decipher the Prophecy of Idolas, Ramiel and Thane journey to find the key to defeating the Archons. Together with Noele, a born vampire, they confront their fates as they fulfill their duty to their world. Along the way, they’ll find love, but death and betrayal lurk in the shadows, threatening everything dear to them.
Descended from the gods and warriors all, each Son’s loyalty will be tested. Every action has consequences, and the choices they make now seal their fates. Alliances as old as the vampire world itself are reforged, and the Sons’ duty is clear. Stop the Archons. Or die trying.
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